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In Melbourne 2040, residents trade energy with each other. For example, a household with solar panels may share / swap their excess energy with neighbours.

In Melbourne 2040, residents trade energy with each other. For example, a household with solar panels may share / swap their excess energy with neighbours.

Smart household appliances have become mainstream in Melbourne by 2040. This kettle knows that as only one person requires a beverage it should only heat 250ml of water, resulting in reduced energy consumption.

Smart household appliances have become mainstream in Melbourne by 2040. This kettle knows that as only one person requires a beverage it should only heat 250ml of water, resulting in reduced energy consumption.

My brother once put those nasty coke-bottle candies in the cup holder (not the bag--he drank the juice and toss the leftover bottles in the holder) and the wax melted and it stayed stuck there for the next 8 years)

By 2040, Melbourne can “grow its own” energy through the use of solar and wind technologies. In this way, Melbourne has avoided the “energy poverty” suffered by less resilient, innovative cities.

By 2040, Melbourne can “grow its own” energy through the use of solar and wind technologies. In this way, Melbourne has avoided the “energy poverty” suffered by less resilient, innovative cities.

What kind of changemaker are you? Take our Changemaker Personality Quiz and find out!

What kind of changemaker are you? Take our Changemaker Personality Quiz and find out!

For many people the only face time is face-to-face; the balance between virtual social networks and 'real-here-now' contact has shifted.

For many people the only face time is face-to-face; the balance between virtual social networks and 'real-here-now' contact has shifted.

By 2040, renewable technology is mainstream in Melbourne. This renewable energy hub facilitates wind and solar power generation.

By 2040, renewable technology is mainstream in Melbourne. This renewable energy hub facilitates wind and solar power generation.

Village clusters have their own shops in Melbourne 2040, along with their own localised hospitals, employment, schools and self-contained water and food production. Supermarkets do not disappear but incorporate local produce. Technology improves the flow of information and introduces new models of communication and transparency. For example, an ap informs residents which local trees have fruit available for picking. Data tags enable consumers to access life cycle and impact information...

Village clusters have their own shops in Melbourne 2040, along with their own localised hospitals, employment, schools and self-contained water and food production. Supermarkets do not disappear but incorporate local produce. Technology improves the flow of information and introduces new models of communication and transparency. For example, an ap informs residents which local trees have fruit available for picking. Data tags enable consumers to access life cycle and impact information...

The Tesla Powerwall, seen at its unveiling on April 30, can draw power from home solar panels or the grid to use during electrical outages or for when prices are high. Check it out!

The Tesla Powerwall, seen at its unveiling on April 30, can draw power from home solar panels or the grid to use during electrical outages or for when prices are high. Check it out!

In Melbourne 2040, we have broadened our focus from ‘economic capital’ to include social, cultural and ecological forms of capital.

In Melbourne 2040, we have broadened our focus from ‘economic capital’ to include social, cultural and ecological forms of capital.

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